Velma Lee Miller

Velma Lee Miller, 92, of Marietta, passed away Thursday (Aug. 29, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1920, in Rosedale, W.Va., to the late Dallas and Euna Doweny Gumm.

Velma was a life long member of Lawrence Baptist Church and served with the Missionary Society. She worked as a cook for Lawrence School.

Velma is survived by her daughter, Sandra Riggs (Dwight); sons, Gary A. Miller (Janice) and Douglas R. Miller (Sharon); grandchildren, Melissa Smith, Michael Riggs, Kimberly DuPue, all of Marietta, and Tracey Dawn Bitonte (Rich) of Pickerington, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Gary Michael DuPue, Alexandria Michelle DePue, Joseph Scott Bitonte, Olivia Nicole Bitonte and Marlana Jo Smith; and a sister, Delta Staton of Fla.; a special nephew, Kenneth Gumm; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Gordon Miller (3/17/1998); a brother, Durward Gumm; and sisters, Lena Carpenter Banasik and Nancy Trembly Miller.

Services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St. with Pastor Gene Ferrell officiating. Burial to follow in Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lawrence Baptist Church Missionary Society, 16760 St. Rt. 26, Reno, Ohio 45773. Online condolences may be made at